SCS3 & Virtual DJ: Stanton Tightens Up Its Portable DJ Offering

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Last updated 26 November, 2017

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DA Scratch
‘DaScratch’ is no more as Stanton tightens up and simplifies its SCS3 portable Dj solution.

Stanton’s forward-thinking SCS.3 system is a modular DJ control surface which while critically acclaimed, failed to take off like maybe the company hoped it would. One of the issues was the over-complicated manner in which it interfaced with Traktor LE, the supplied software.

Now Stanton has revamped the product ready for a relaunch, and switched to a custom version of Virtual DJ, ditching its unloved “DaRouter” interface and Traktor LE, tightening up software control, and overall considerable improving the user experience of the product. What’s more, the supplied version of Virtual DJ has been radically engineered to give clear visual feedback of how to performing DJ is using the SCS.3’s touchpad jogwheels.

This demystifies some of the cooler moves you can pull on its multi-touch performance surface – and looks kind of cool at the same time.

We’ve got a talkthrough of the new features from Stanton’s B-Side, in the video below.

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Have you been tempted by the SCS.3? Are you a happy SCS.3 user? What do you think of the custom-skinned version of Virtual DJ in the video? Please let us know your thoughts below.

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